I Spent 50 Hours In Chernobyl

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I've been fascinated with Chernobyl since the moment I read about it in history class over 10 years ago. A few months ago I had the opportunity to go explore it after a big snowfall. The stories we heard were both heartbreaking and inspiring. So excited to finally be able to share.

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    Yes TheoryYes Theory11 dagar sedan
    • Thankyou, you have inspired to chase my dreams to be an explorer

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    • I hope you burnt your clothes after you went there because you will still get radiation from the material of your clothes.

      Jéan NelJéan NelDag sedan
    • A quick search on YT and the internet has many saying it's not, then add that the authorities even allow folks to visit the contaminated areas of Chernobyl. Thus "the most radioactive" is potentially bs clickbait.

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    • Michael F yep ,for about 3000yrs

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    • I see apartments , apartments , apartments, apartments ,,,and grandmas house

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  • So tell me why I was randomly thinking about Chernobyl (before I saw any of the headlines recently) bc I live near a power plant and then you guys (my fav youtubers, prob can find my comments from a few years ago on some vids) just so happen to go there.. LIFE IS CRAZY

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  • (i hear rumors of a second explosion soon) yes theory: lets go to Chernobyl!

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  • from playing past call of dutys i have learned to earn the trust of a man named sergei

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  • Хто українець ставте лайк

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  • this is incredible. we don’t deserve Yes Theory and these free documentaries! thank you guys, seriously.

    Elyssa GirdeenElyssa Girdeen2 timmar sedan
  • Old Russian women genuinely seem like some of the most kind-hearted people on the planet.

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  • Best video yet.

    Anthony CarusoneAnthony Carusone4 timmar sedan
  • Love 💗

    Ivonne RamosIvonne Ramos4 timmar sedan
  • Do you have superpowers?

    Aneesh SreedharaAneesh Sreedhara4 timmar sedan
  • If you want to see more of this place look up shiey on youtube

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  • Galen Winsor

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  • I wonder what comrade dog has to say about this

    Connor SheahanConnor Sheahan5 timmar sedan
  • Was that dog dead at 4:28

    James MeehanJames Meehan5 timmar sedan
  • Isn’t Fukushima the most radioactive place tho

    GabeGabe5 timmar sedan
  • Overwhelming, Sad, Man Made. All of the words that I think of when thinking of what happened in Chernoylb.

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  • Is all the annoying background music necessary

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  • FPV ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • My skin Just piled of my body But its ok bicause its for video and likes

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  • 🤯🤯🤯🔥🔥🔥

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  • What a fantastic video, thank you so much for putting this together and sharing with us.

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  • If by some miracle the radiation was suddenly gone, this place would be the coolest Airsfot arena ever ever ever. Just mind the falling buildings....

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  • make video where can tell strangers to live free in bunker 24 hour

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  • I feel like all of Yes Theory's videos are such high quality and I really enjoy watching them explore historic places and interview survivors and witnesses.

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  • So I’m confused, why didn’t they have to wear protective radiation clothing? Like some of those readings looked VERY high if 0.3 is normal

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    • That type of radiation scatters in the air easily, so unless you are super close to them you're relatively safe.

      Jung NovelJung Novel10 timmar sedan
  • Watching this, I can see that Activision took HEAVY inspiration from this city to make Verdansk in Warzone. I mean I know it's based on this but it's crazy how similar the two are!

    Shaaranya MishraShaaranya Mishra11 timmar sedan
  • Lol I can relate this to COD M

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  • Can someone explain to me, isnt it dangerous if they go to chernobyl without a mask or something? Like isnt it dangerous to stay to long because of the high radioactive activity

    Mat GrafyMat Grafy12 timmar sedan
  • shiey did it better

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  • Aw, babushka 🤗

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  • This is amazing

    Joseph MatthewJoseph Matthew15 timmar sedan
  • The quality of this video is amazing, and for you guys to provide videos like this for FREE is amazing! Thank you for creating and sharing this type of content :)

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  • So they moved all the dirt but where's all the nuclear fucking dirt at?

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  • what is that big frame thing right at the end?

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  • 8:34 PUBG player must be shocked, lmao

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  • m o t h e r l a n d

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  • 50,000 people used to live here now it’s a ghost town

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  • 8:25 school in pubg mobile

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  • 21:25 ukraine cobain.

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  • Typical Slavic grandma, always want to feed their grandchildren, and remember never say no to Slavic grandma.

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  • Fukushima, Japan is actually the most radioactive place on earth.

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    • Next time do sempipalatinsk (typo) in Kazakhstan

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  • How is it that you wore a mask for a bit inside the house but not outside where the radiation is? Do you not get affected when you're there for a short period of time?

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  • You should look into the Kingdom of Agharta. It is supposedly the hidden city, the original garden of eden some say. Right in the centre of the earth. Travel to one or two of the apparent entrance’s around the world. Even if you can’t get in, its interesting to read about

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  • Is that the grandma from bald and bankrupt

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  • 4:27 Does no one else notice the dog laying directly on the irradiated ground right after they showed the Geiger counter going off?

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    • I did and I thought it was dead, Im 98% sure it’s dead

      Tyler VandierdonckTyler Vandierdonck11 timmar sedan
  • 7:30 sounds like some Pokémon go music

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  • OMG they made cod4 irl!

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  • 4:28 there is just a dead goat laying.....

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  • 4:29 is that a dog :,[

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  • Im getting so many Phasmophobua and cod vibes from this!

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  • Doesn't feel the same without Matt 💔

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  • 4:28 is that a dog not alive? :'( edit: oh wait we see the same dog at 8:05

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  • Truly great documentary.

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  • this is a wonderful content.. thanks for sharing with us!

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  • You are not just pushing the boundaries of yes theory but the perspective of filmography. We as your viewers appreciate all your hard work. A pleasure to watch.

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  • The blame is on USSR not necessary for the reactor failure but how they hide this as a secret in the first few days from the world They even lie about the level of radiation from the country that are trying to help they lie about the level of radiation so the robot that are use to clean the graphite shut down just after few minutes of operating so they had to use only human to do this and directly cause hundreds maybe thousands of people’s death

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  • Next time do sempipalatinsk (typo) in Kazakhstan

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  • Does anybody know the song used @ 19:55?

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  • Holy Shit , Russians do sound like Russians

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    • There was literally no Russian person throughout the whole video 😂

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  • 8:34 why do i remember call of duty when seing this part

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  • I Thing the Guy translating the Grandma done some Mistakes at Translating, at 12:55 he asks her why she came back, she Answers ``Rodina` that Means Family, not Motherland,.............. Just saying as it fcked up a really good Emotional Moment for me..

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  • Utter shite.

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  • Best cinematography!!!

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  • lol this video sucks go watch illegalfreedom channel for good content about the exclusion zone

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  • This is cool and all but what the fuck

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  • fun fact: the radiation turned them into “No Theory”

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  • Those grandmas were so cute 🥺

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  • I can't wait for thousands of COD reference on this comment section

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    • It's like a zombie apocalypse. Everything is just left there, I'd genuinely be terrified

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  • Hats off to all the first responders, liquidators who all lost their lives to safeguard the place of future generations!! Rest in Peace!

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  • I wish I could go back In time and meet the families of Chernobyl before the Disaster

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  • Mans really put some Fallout 4 music in the background

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  • The old guy that worked there for thirty days should be studied to see why he did not die.

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  • I remember being a kid and seeing this on the news. SEslow still has the old broadcast from ABC. Here: seslow.info/u/iqGWyqnUjaufhrs/video

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  • Do a trip to Iraq and speak with someone who went through that war...and than Syria and than Yemen and Burma and Chinese (Muslim concentration camps) and interview those who survived.

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  • Sound design in this one is CRAZY!

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  • 2 minutes in and the amount of COD vibes I’m getting is insane. My boy Yuri😤

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  • I just realized in call of duty furring the campaign we go through chenyobl or however you spell it

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  • next vid ""50 hours left to live"

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  • This is so incredibly filmed and put together 😍 you guys constantly amaze me

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  • 4:21 wtf thats a dead dog

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  • The unwieldy cheetah routinely damage because state jelly wobble like a gray greasy great employer. curious, mushy patient

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  • It's like a zombie apocalypse. Everything is just left there, I'd genuinely be terrified

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  • DW Documentaries

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  • If anyone is interested in learning more about the Chernobyl events, there was a show created that acted out all of the events. I actually just watched it a few days ago so its funny that I got on youtube and saw this video from Yes Theory. The show is called Chernobyl. Just look it up on google, not on netflix or hulu

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  • 50,000 people used to live here. Now it’s a ghost town.

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  • Man I wish I had an FPV Drone when I went there back in 2017. Awesome video dude ! It was great seeing Misha again ahahah

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  • bro the violins in this vid sound like they're from midsommar

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  • fun fact: the radiation turned them into “No Theory”

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  • when was this filmed. Casue if its in june then ill be damned

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  • The bustling argentina conservatively spare because creek temporally wipe besides a angry sentence. enchanted, noxious carpenter

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  • Get the hazzy on

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  • Rust vibezzzz

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  • I wonder if there are Some Speedo’s in the swimmingpool

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  • Search up the elephant foot it's one of the most radioactive things. In the world I think

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  • The reason why men live shorter than women

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  • @Shiey has done this over and over. Years ago.

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  • Is was one of your most important travel🏕🏕🏕

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  • Lit

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  • "Most Radioactive Place On Earth" is it really the most radioactive place on earth? I mean even more than the bombing testing sites?

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  • I am from Ukraine and my grandmother, grandfather and dad lived in pripyat. I am very grateful that you decided to fly in and shoot a video about the Chernobyl zone. Thank you very much!!!

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